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What an experience!!!!!!

First of all, I never felt unsafe at any time while there.

Best line from one of the many shopkeepers trying to sell you something "Please, come in my shop, I sell you poison for your mother-in-law" my son says "That's my mother", The guy says "Let me speak to your wife"

Traveling in a car in Turkey is like an E Ticket at Disneyworld. The rules are "There are no rules" Istanbul was much better than the other towns, the police seem to control that better there.

In Adana, nobody stops for stop signs or anything else. People are everywhere crossing streets, seems like the rule is "if you get a fender in..... It's your spot" Oh yeah, speed limits aren't enforced either.

We saw some beautiful sites, took a tour one day and walked the next day.

Two days is NOT enough time to see Istanbul.

We had dinner at a place called Rio Bravo in Taksim Square. I'll post a pic when I get it off my camera. Had all kinds of Chevy stuff, really neat place. Good Turkish beer too, EFES. :beers:
 

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Welcome back! Traveling abroad is something I really enjoy as well. let's see those pics. :)
 

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Glad y'all had a safe trip and a nice visit Mike. :thumbsup:
You sounded tired on the phone yesterday...jet lag yet?
It usually doesn't bother me returning from Europe...it's the Hawaii trips that hurt me.

See y'all soon!!
 

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Travel can be an eye opening experience, Americans (in general) don't do enough.

The Turkish people are some of the friendliest I have ever met. But don't piss off their soldiers. Adana can be a great experience, I spent a year there, 30 days at a time. The only place where I have seen worse drivers than Adana was in Cairo.
When I was there in the mid 70s' there were all kinds of well-worn 55-57 Chevys on the streets. Many station wagons being used as taxis. The rumor was that GM had sold all of the sheetmetal dies & machine works to the Turks and they were still producing 55-57's until the 60's. Never did find out if that was true, but it made for a good story.
 
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